Hedeby/Haithabu Type 1 Turn Shoe 9th- 10th C
Die Lederfunde von Haithabu – Von Willy Groenman-van Waatetinge 1984, page 30 fig 1
Spurensuche Haithabu – Kurt Schietzel 2014, page 216
Whilst these are based on the Hedeby/Haithabu shoe, similar examples are found throughout the 9th – 11th Century world. Other examples ( some fragmentary) have been found in the following locations:
Schleswig type C1
Trave, type Jn (21.06) 1300 AD, Archaeological footwear, Mariquita Volken. Page 147, fig 201
We are delighted to offer for sale these close copies of the original shoes.
The uppers are made from 2-2.5mm Veg tan cow hide joined by hand sewn butted side seam and feature a contrasting rolled leather edge.
The soles are 4-6 mm veg-tan cow hide, Hand sewn using the original method and have an internal heal support. The shoes are closed by a thong lace.
Suitable for portrayal of a 9th – 10th C ‘European’ persona.
These shoes are accepted for use within:
The Vikings (NFPS)
Many other Groups and Societies also accept these for use, if in doubt please check with your group/society Authenticity/Provenance Officer or refer to your kit Guides. If you would like to add your Group or Society to the above list please let us know.